(formerly titled In The Court Of Love And Loss)
She will risk her life to save her world…
KYRIE is the Mistress of Justice on Sirene, able to judge a person’s guilt or innocence with a mere touch. She is invaluable to the planet’s dictatorial leader, Galen, in keeping peace, but Kyrie is dying. Abandoned as a 5-year-old child by her people, the Ouri, when they mysteriously fled Sirene, she’s grown up among Galen’s race. Now, at age twenty-five, her unique biology dictates she must find an Ourian to mate with or die. But she is the only one of her kind.
PROTEUS returns to Sirene to rescue a child accidentally left behind when he and all the Ouri fled. But through a trick of time, instead of the lost girl, he finds a beautiful Ourian woman he is forbidden to mate with by law, even if it means saving her life. Because unbeknownst to her, Kyrie is the Ouri’s sacred princess.
When Galen forces Proteus to sexually service Kyrie, Proteus uses every intimate trick at his disposal to keep her alive– short of mating – all while secretly plotting their escape.
But escape is no longer Kyrie’s goal – even if it means fulfilling her lifelong dream of reuniting with her people – because once Proteus reveals the shocking truth behind the Ouri’s mysterious departure, Kyrie resolves to bring peace between the two rival races even if she must pay the ultimate price.